A strong demand for “Igavania”-style games
With 41 hours left to spare on its campaign, “Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night” has broken the record of earning the most funds out of any video game on Kickstarter.
Initially, Bloodstained was revealed on Kickstarter about a month ago, and less than 24 hours from its announcement, it successfully scored more than $1 million. Fast-forwarding now, this project currently sits at $4,194,391 with nearly 50,000 fans advocating this title. It even managed to surpass the $4.1 million milestone that was achieved by “Torment: Tide of Numenera,” in April 2013.
Koji Igarashi, former producer of the Castlevania series, will be leading this project with the help of Japanese studio Inti Creates. Castlevania enthuasists will feel right at home, given the fact that “Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night” is a spiritual successor to Konami’s iconic vampire-slaying franchise. According to Igarashi, this upcoming title is an “exploration-focused, side-scrolling platformer featuring RPG and crafting elements” — which sounds familiar to his previous works.
To learn more about Igarashi’s vision toward this project, watch the brief video below, uploaded from his Kickstarter page:
Aside from the fact that Bloodstained is the new video game champ on Kickstarter, Igarashi’s title also outshone other recent titles that already finished their campaigns. Keiji Inafume’s “Mighty No.9” accumulated a grand total of $3.8 million, in addition, to ousting WayForward’s “Shantae: Half Genie Hero.” What all these games share, in common, is that they’re affiliated with Inti Creates, who has been on streak lately on assisting various Kickstarter titles.
As of right now, “Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night” still destined to arrive around March 2017. Nevertheless, it’s reassuring to know that it will be heading to the Wii U for passing its $3 million goal.
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